Day 344 – Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

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I’ve had this recipe pinned for quite a while and I have no idea what took me so long to make them. I think I was intimidated by the long, two-part recipe, but these were so easy to make. This is easily one of my new favorite recipes, and it’s being added to our weekly menu. The flavors are amazing!

Ingredients for Tacos:

1 T olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
1-2 T diced green chiles (I used a jalapeno with the seeds removed)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground chipotle chile powder (I used a pinch of cayenne)
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 large bunch cilantro, finely chopped (You’ll need the other half for the salsa)
2 T fresh lime juice
2 large heads romaine lettuce (or use iceberg, Boston lettuce, or butter lettuce)


1. Heat olive oil in heavy frying pan then add minced garlic and diced green chiles and saute 1-2 minutes. Add cumin and ground chipotle or cayenne and cook about 1 minute more. Then add turkey and salt and cook over medium-high heat, breaking apart as it cooks. Cook about 5 minutes, or until turkey is starting to brown.

2. While turkey cooks, thinly slice green onions and set aside, then wash cilantro, spin dry or dry with paper towels, and finely chop cilantro. Cut off root end of lettuce, discard tough outer leaves, and wash lettuce and spin dry in salad spinner or dry with paper towels.

3. When turkey is lightly browned, add sliced green onions and cook about 2 minutes. Turn off heat, then stir in 1 cup chopped cilantro and 2 T lime juice.

Ingredients for Salsa:

2 medium avocados, diced
1 1/2 cups finely chopped cherry tomatoes (Save time by cutting them this way!)
1/2 bunch finely chopped cilantro
2 T fresh lime juice
2 T olive oil (optional – I left this out)
sea salt to taste


1. Peel and dice avocado, place in bowl and toss with lime juice. Stir in chopped tomato, chopped cilantro, and olive oil, season to taste with salt.

To Assemble Tacos:

1. Spoon 2-3 large spoonfuls of turkey mixture into each piece of lettuce. Top meat mixture with salsa. You could also eat this mixture inside whole wheat tortillas or pitas, or even tortilla chips.

We absolutely inhaled these. They are so fresh and flavorful. I can’t wait to make them again!

Kalyn’s Kitchen


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  1. these sound delish! Can’t wait to try!

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